If there’s anyone who knows his way around a fast Ferrari, it’s Jeff Segal. So, because it’s the week of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, we’ve got him with us live from Circuit de la Sarthe. What’s that like? Do the teams bring extra-strong espresso? Ask anything you want right now!
Most of us would be very tempted to strike a deal with Lucifer himself if we could go racing every weekend. For Tyler McQuarrie, all he had to do was find the right sponsor. He’ll be racing in six different series this year (which is insane and unheard of) and we couldn’t be more jealous.
The fancy Mazda Prototype used to be the diesel-powered weirdo of the series now known as the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship, but they had to drop the ability to raise VW owners’ eyebrows for a more conventional powerplant this year. What does the team think of the switch so far? It seems to be working!
The traditional start to the American racing season has arrived with 54 cars across four classes set to battle for 24 hours to claim victory in one of the world’s great endurance races. Welcome to Rennsport’s live blog of the big event, covering every minute from start to finish.
The Rolex 24 at Daytona weekend is upon us, and a lot of hours means a lot of race coverage. But do not fret, and do not be overwhelmed. We’ve taken your watching options and put them in a neat, organized fashion. How kind of us.
You there! What are you doing this weekend? The answer had better be “watching the ENTIRE Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona without sleeping, duh” or else we can’t be friends anymore. And with this handy guide from our friend Andy Blackmore, now you know who to look for.
The Roar Before the 24 is an important event in American endurance racing. It’s the first opportunity to test new cars for the the IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. IMSA uses data from the event to equalize the cars, which only really works if teams run to their full potential. Of course they didn’t.
If you’ve ever wondered where some of the spectacular motion shots of race cars on track come from, chances are, it’s from a photographer hanging out the back of an open van. Sound nuts? Looks nuts. A simple yet meaty harness is the only thing keeping the photographer out of the car’s grille behind him.
Magnus Racing, the perennial pranksters of the IMSA paddock, are back in the WeatherTech Sportscar Championship with an all-new car. So they’ve made another clever video for the start of the season—this time in Lego, and with appearances from various drivers as well as last year’s Ballast Possum (RIP).
Race cars in the evening fog are magical. Here’s the Frikadelli Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R giving off an otherwordly glow during the Roar Before the Rolex 24.
The end of the offseason is so close, I can almost smell it. It smells like Florida, and in this case, I’m entirely okay with that. IMSA’s big test weekend, the Roar Before The Rolex 24, is happening now, and it’s essentially a big preview for the 24 Hours of Daytona as well as the rest of the season.
Anyone wonder what ex-Nissan LMP1 driver Olivier Pla and ex-BMW factory driver Andy Priaulx were up to in 2016? Well, they’re joining ex-Aston Martin ace Stefan Mücke and Guy Who’s Driven Everything Marino Franchitti to pilot Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s new Ford GT in the World Endurance Championship.
Alfa Romeo wants to expand its brand in the United States, so what better way than through sportscar racing? According to Racer, multiple sources claim that Alfa has met with IMSA officials about joining in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s revised P2 class after the 2017 rules go into effect.
Tomorrow in Daytona, the public gets its first peek at BMW’s new endurance racer, the M6 GTLM. It looks like it wants to kill.
Nick Tandy won Le Mans earlier this year in a Porsche prototype, which makes sense because prototype cars win these races. Nick Tandy just won a rainy Petit Le Mans in a Porsche 911 GT car. That’s not supposed to happen. In fact, it’s the first time it’s ever happened.
The 1980s were a golden era for road racing both in the United States and Europe. The fields of cars were incredibly varied and competitive, the action was close, and the cars were FAST. No car was more dominant in endurance racing during this period than the legendary Porsche 962. Most race cars now have a…
Lots of Spotter Guide news this weekend, so I’ll keep it short and summaries the updates!
The Official IMSA Spotter Guide for Circuit of The Americas is available here featuring all the latest driver, team and livery updates. The IMSA race takes place on Saturday (12.35 EST)
You can download the IMSA guide HERE
The only good place to go fast in Virginia is Virginia International Raceway. (Trust me on this.)
This past weekend the TUDOR series returned to beautiful northwest Connecticut and the historic 1.5 mile “bull ring” of Lime Rock Park for the North East Grand Prix. Friday was a combination of practice and qualifying for the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge and United Sports Car series with the main events…